Salpaus, together with 61 vocational colleges in Finland has completed an overall road map to sustainability solutions in Finnish VET. The road map functions as a tool in the sustainability work of VET institutions. The road map was developed in a national project VASKI. The map includes
the following topics:
- Management, leadership, and organization culture
The management of a VET organization is committed to building sustainable future and takes it into action together with personnel and students.
- Pedagogical solutions and learning environments
Sustainability is integrated in teaching, learning and learning environments.
- Personnel competence and professional identity
Continuous professional development is essential. Personnel competence responds to the needs of future working life, society and the planet.
Together with our partners we renew vocational education and training and working life to become more responsible and sustainable.
- Carbon neutrality
The joint goal of the Finnish VET is to be carbon neutral in 2035. There is a tool made to measure the carbon footprint of a VET organization. The actions taken support reducing the footprint and developing education and training.
Salpaus road map of sustainability
Salpaus is committed to operate in a sustainable way. We are on our way to obtain sustainable development certificates for teaching and training as well as catering, maintenance and administration services. Already we have an obligatory and a few optional courses of sustainability, circular economy and climate responsibility for our students to choose from. An expert qualification of product and services development, Green Innovators 3, is starting in the fall 2023.
We have an on-line course for all our personnel made by our expert teachers. The staff at Salpaus catering services have been developing plant protein recipes for professional kitchens and bakeries already since 2016.
And these are only a few examples of the road map of Salpaus.
Text: Sannakaisa Raatikainen | 21.6.2023
Photo: Sannakaisa Raatikainen
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